For Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Laying Eggs is Grueling Work

The shores of Oaxaca, Mexico, are the ma…

The shores of Oaxaca, Mexico, are the maternity ward for Olive Ridley sea turtles. Over the period of a few weeks, four million females will arrive here to lay their eggs in the sand.

From the Show: Epic Animal Migrations: Mexico https://bit.ly/2Xhs6vf


How Neil Armstrong Saved the Gemini 8 Spacecraft

Gemini 8 was in trouble. After completin…

Gemini 8 was in trouble. After completing the first space docking with another craft, it begins to spin uncontrollably. Ditching protocol, commanding officer Neil Armstrong tries an unorthodox plan.

From the Series: Apollo’s Moon Shot: Triumph and Tragedy https://bitly.com/2D9nIrh


The B-17 Bomber Changed the Face of Aerial Warfare

After the carnage of WWI, the U.S. Army …

After the carnage of WWI, the U.S. Army Air Corps saw the need for a new type of plane with the range, altitude and speed to effectively bomb its targets. Boeing soon obliged with the powerful B-17.

From the Show: Memphis Belle in Color http://bit.ly/2P00TKa


Eyewitnesses Report a Fire in One of Flight 101’s Engines

NTSB investigators scramble to interview…

NTSB investigators scramble to interview eyewitnesses to the August 7, 1997 crash of Fine Air Flight 101. Two people confirm that flames were coming from one of the engines, just before the crash.

From the Series: Air Disasters: Deadly Pitch http://bit.ly/2NFsi2Y


Caretakers Put Baby Orangutans to the Test

A group of baby orangutans are intrigued…

A group of baby orangutans are intrigued by an exotic fruit brought in by their caretakers. They proceed to investigate the best way to peel it open.

From the Series: Orangutan Jungle School Second Chances: http://bit.ly/2lYEu3p


Conversations in Context: Music

From Lead Belly to Kendrick Lamar, Black…

From Lead Belly to Kendrick Lamar, Black musicians have long used song to share stories of struggle and triumph. Join MTV News host Dometi Pongo and Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch III as they discuss music’s role as a gateway to teaching others about Black culture and combating injustice.

#BlackHistoryMatters #ConversationsInContext

From the Series: Conversations in Context: Movements https://bitly.com/2OSUMWT


Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Have Created an Ecological Crisis in Colombia

In the late ’80s, infamous drug kingpin …

In the late ’80s, infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar illegally imported a group of hippos for his personal zoo. Today, these hippos are wreaking havoc and are protected by the government.

From the Series: Hunt for Escobar’s Hippos https://bitly.com/310Dvk2


Mesmerizing Footage of Monarch Butterflies Mating

After an epic 3,000 mile journey from Ca…

After an epic 3,000 mile journey from Canada and the northern U.S. to the Oyamel fir forests of Central Mexico, these Monarch butterflies are ready to fulfill their purpose: mating.

From the Series: Epic Animal Migrations: Mexico https://bitly.com/2Xhs6vf


Conversations in Context: Marches

On July 28, 1917, about 10,000 Black men…

On July 28, 1917, about 10,000 Black men, women, and children marched silently down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue in one of the very first civil rights protests. Learn how, through marching for freedom and fairness, African Americans have fought to create a better America for everyone.

#BlackHistoryMatters #ConversationsInContext

From the Series: Conversations in Context: Movements https://bitly.com/2OSUMWT


This Oddly-Shaped Transport Plane Has the Perfect Nickname

One look at this aircraft and it’s easy …

One look at this aircraft and it’s easy to see how it earned its nickname: the pregnant guppy. But there’s a method to its mad design – it was the only plane with the capacity to carry a NASA rocket.

From the Series: Apollo’s Moon Shot: Triumph and Tragedy http://bit.ly/2krSdPN